FOREST GREEN manager Mark Cooper was content with their FA Cup second round draw on Monday night.

Rovers were drawn at home to fellow League Two side Exeter City after beating non-league Macclesfield Town on Saturday.

Rovers were one of the last names to be pulled out of the hat and with some of the sides still in it late on, Cooper was happy with the tie the draw threw up for his side.

“When you’re looking at the teams that were still left in it, it could have been a lot worse,” he told the club website.

“We could have had Notts County or Coventry but we are at home and I have said all along, we just wanted a tie where we had a realistic chance of progression.

“We’re at home, it’s a south west derby and they are in our league so we have a chance of winning.

“It’s a tough game but it’s a tough game for both teams and it gives us a chance to get through.”

Cooper has already pitted his wits against Paul Tisdale’s side this season, with FGR losing 3-1 at home to the Grecians in September.

However, with Forest Green now finding their feet in the division with three wins on the bounce, Cooper is anticipating a different encounter at the beginning of December.

“We lost at home, we gifted them a few goals early on and made it hard work for ourselves,” he added.

“At this moment in time, we are in good form and hopefully we can continue that in the build up to the Exeter game.

“It should be a good game with a decent crowd, they’ll bring a good following, and it’s one game to get into the third round so it is all to play for.”

The second-round ties will take place across the weekend of 1-4 December and winning clubs will receive £27,000 from The FA prize fund.